Macbook Air Mid 2011

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by tburk32, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. tburk32 macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2011
    Hi all,

    My wife has a Mid 2011 Macbook Air that has become very slow. A few weeks ago, I wiped the drive, reinstalled Mavericks and used the migration tool to transfer her data back to the computer and the computer seems to still be fairly slow.
    Would it be safe to assume that by using the migration tool, I brought the problems back to OS X? I know there are many different opinions on OS X and "clean installs" and the Windows reformatting mentality. However do you think it would be worth the time to wipe the drive and truly start from a blank slate?

    Do I even consider upgrading her to El Capitan? Does anyone with a Mid 2011 have any comments on how El Capitan has been running on their machine?
  2. robvas macrumors 68030

    Mar 29, 2009
    I would do a clean install. Check the console program for messages that might look weird for hints to as why the system is being slow.
  3. tburk32 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2011
    When I do a clean install how do I configure it so that I can utilize the old Time Machine Backups for the computer?

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